The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe.

Author: Paul Kennedy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307773562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

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About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe.
Categories: Business & Economics

War the State and International Law in Seventeenth century Europe

War  the State  and International Law in Seventeenth century Europe

of states. Yet it dovetails in the final outcome: the growth and centralisation of
modern state power. ... 7 Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers:
Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500-2000 (London, 1988), p. 17.
Ibid.

Author: Olaf Asbach

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754668118

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 970

Exploring the history and theories of political thought of international relations in the seventeenth century, this volume addresses one of the great paradoxes of post-medieval Europe: why instead of bringing peace to a disorganised and violent world, modernity instead produced a seemingly endless string of conflicts and social upheavals?Bringing together political scientists, philosophers, historians of political thought, jurists and scholars of international relations, the collection offers a sophisticated and fresh account of the interactions of law, conflict and the nation state in an early-modern European context
Categories: History

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Riley Quinn. A MACAT ANALYSIS PAUL KENNEDY"S THE RISE AND FALL OF
THE GREAT POWERS ECONOMIC CHANGE AND MILITARY CONFLICT FROM
15002000 An Analysis of Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of. Cover.

Author: Riley Quinn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351351577

Category:

Page:

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Paul Kennedy owes a great deal to the editor who persuaded him to add a final chapter to this study of the factors that contributed to the rise and fall of European powers since the age of Spain's Philip II. This tailpiece indulged in what was, for an historian, a most unusual activity: it looked into the future. Pondering whether the United States would ultimately suffer the same decline as every imperium that preceded it, it was this chapter that made The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers a dinner party talking point in Washington government circles. In so doing, it elevated Kennedy to the ranks of public intellectuals whose opinions were canvassed on matters of state policy. From a strictly academic point of view, the virtues of Kennedy's work lie elsewhere, and specifically in his flair for asking the sort of productive questions that characterize a great problem-solver. Kennedy's work is an example of an increasingly rare genre - a work of comparative history that transcends the narrow confines of state- and era-specific studies to identify the common factors that underpin the successes and failures of highly disparate states. Kennedy's prime contribution is the now-famous concept of 'imperial overstretch, ' the idea that empires fall largely because the military commitments they acquire during the period of their rise ultimately become too much to sustain once they lose the economic competitive edge that had projected them to dominance in the first place. Earlier historians may have glimpsed this central truth, and even applied it in studies of specific polities, but it took a problem-solver of Kennedy's ability to extend the analysis convincingly across half a millennium.
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Balance

Balance

The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America Glenn
Hubbard, Tim Kane. Hobson ... Review of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers:
Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, byPaul Kennedy.

Author: Glenn Hubbard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476700274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 534

In this groundbreaking book, two economists explain why economic imbalances cause civil collapse—and why America could be next. From the Ming Dynasty to Ottoman Turkey to Imperial Spain, the Great Powers of the world emerged as the greatest economic, political, and military forces of their time—only to collapse into rubble and memory. What is at the root of their demise—and how can America stop this pattern from happening again? A quarter century after Paul Kennedy's Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane present a bold, sweeping account of why powerful nations and civilizations break down under the heavy burden of economic imbalance. Introducing a profound new measure of economic power, Balance traces the triumphs and mistakes of imperial Britain, the paradox of superstate California, the long collapse of Rome, and the limits of the Japanese model of growth. Most importantly, Hubbard and Kane compare the twenty-first century United States to the empires of old and challenge Americans to address the real problems of our country’s dysfunctional fiscal imbalance. Without a new economics and politics of balance, they show the inevitable demise ahead.
Categories: Business & Economics

Shaping US Military Law

Shaping US Military Law

in 1987, yale professor paul Kennedy published The Rise and Fall of the Great
Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000. Kennedy
posited that the United States was, as a result of its large military expenditures
and ...

Author: Lt Col Joshua E. Kastenberg

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472419125

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 860

Since the United States’ entry into World War II, the federal judiciary has taken a prominent role in the shaping of the nation’s military laws. Yet, a majority of the academic legal community studying the relationship between the Court and the military establishment argues otherwise providing the basis for a further argument that the legal construct of the military establishment is constitutionally questionable. Centering on the Cold War era from 1968 onward, this book weaves judicial biography and a historic methodology based on primary source materials into its analysis and reviews several military law judicial decisions ignored by other studies. This book is not designed only for legal scholars. Its intended audience consists of Cold War, military, and political historians, as well as political scientists, and, military and national security policy makers. Although the book’s conclusions are likely to be favored by the military establishment, the purpose of this book is to accurately analyze the intersection of the later twentieth century’s American military, political, social, and cultural history and the operation of the nation’s armed forces from a judicial vantage.
Categories: History

Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemony

Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemony

The World Order Since 1500 Jeremy Black. Preface. The point of departure for
this book is Paul Kennedy's 1987 masterpiece, The Rise and Fall of the Great
Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000. This book,
with its ...

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134157051

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 306

This timely book provides a general overview of Great Power politics and world order from 1500 to the present. Jeremy Black provides several historical case-studies, each of which throws light on both the power in question and the international system of the period, and how it had developed from the preceding period. The point of departure for this book is Paul Kennedy’s 1988 masterpiece, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. That iconic book, with its enviable mastery of the sources and its skilful integration of political, military and economic history, was a great success when it appeared and has justifiably remained important since. Written during the Cold War, however, Kennedy’s study was very much of its time in its consideration of the great powers in ‘Western’ terms, and its emphasis on economics. This book brings together strategic studies, international relations, military history and geopolitics to answer some of the contemporary questions left open by Professor Kennedy's great work, and also looks to the future of great power relations and of US hegemony. Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemony will be of great interest to students of international relations, strategic studies and international history.
Categories: History

1914 1918

1914 1918

Kenez, P., 'Changes in the Social Composition of the Officer Corps during World
War I', Russian Review (1972). ... The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers:
Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (London, 1989). ——,
The ...

Author: David Stevenson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141904344

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 865

1914-1918, David Stevenson's history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as the definitive one-volume account of the conflict In the summer of 1914 Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives. Even the victorious countries were scarred for a generation, and we still today remain within the conflict's shadow. In this major analysis David Stevenson re-examines the causes, course and impact of this 'war to end war', placing it in the context of its era and exposing its underlying dynamics. His book provides a wide-ranging international history, drawing on insights from the latest research. It offers compelling answers to the key questions about how this terrible struggle unfolded: questions that remain disturbingly relevant for our own time. 'It's harder to imagine a better single-volume comprehensive history of the conflict than this superb study' Ian Kershaw 'Perhaps the best comprehensive one-volume history of the war yet written' New Yorker 'David Stevenson is the real deal ... His defining characteristic is his outstanding rigour as an historian ... tremendously clever' Niall Ferguson 'This history of the 1914-1918 conflict surpasses all others. It is tough, erudite and comprehensive' Independent
Categories: History

Making Waves

Making Waves

Recently , Clyde Prestowitz has predicted a ' great shift of wealth and power to
the East ' in Three Billion New ... The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers :
Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 ( Random House ,
1987 ) ...

Author: Marele Day

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702235830

Category: Australian essays

Page: 242

View: 514

This anthology celebrates 10 years of the Byron Bay Writers' Festival, with contributions from twenty-four leading Australian writers who have also appeared at the Festival. Writers include Kate Grenville, Peter Goldsworthy, Christopher Kremmer, Anita Heiss, Roger McDonald, Nick Earls and Thea Astley, and topics addressed range from the deeply personal to the powerfully political. At a time when discussion can be read as sedition and free expression is increasingly muted, writers' festivals are important forums for independent intelligent discussion, something the Byron Bay Writers Festival has provided from its inception. Writers address the things that matter to them, as writers and as Australians, and contributions range from essays to short stories and a poem. Like the Festival itself, the anthology is by turns (and sometimes all at once) passionate, considered, witty and intellectual and provides a fascinating overview of Australian writers today.
Categories: Australian essays

America in the World

America in the World

Diplomacy. DIANE B. KUNZ I Books concentrating on economic diplomacy rarely
find an audience. ... 1 Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers:
Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (New York, 1987). 2
Ibid.

Author: Michael J Hogan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521498074

Category: History

Page: 619

View: 194

A survey of the historical literature on intelligence and national security during the Cold War.
Categories: History

Americanizing Britain

Americanizing Britain

The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire Genevieve
Abravanel ... 106–116; and Paul M. Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great
Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (New York:
Random ...

Author: Genevieve Abravanel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199942664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 378

How did Great Britain, which entered the twentieth century as a dominant empire, reinvent itself in reaction to its fears and fantasies about the United States? Investigating the anxieties caused by the invasion of American culture-from jazz to Ford motorcars to Hollywood films-during the first half of the twentieth century, Genevieve Abravanel theorizes the rise of the American Entertainment Empire as a new style of imperialism that threatened Britain's own. In the early twentieth century, the United States excited a range of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who might ordinarily seem to have little in common-H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, and Virginia Woolf-began to imagine Britain's future through America. Abravanel explores how these novelists fashioned transatlantic fictions as a response to the encroaching presence of Uncle Sam. She then turns her attention to the arrival of jazz after World War I, showing how a range of writers, from Elizabeth Bowen to W.H. Auden, deployed the new music as a metaphor for the modernization of England. The global phenomenon of Hollywood film proved even more menacing than the jazz craze, prompting nostalgia for English folk culture and a lament for Britain's literary heritage. Abravanel then refracts British debates about America through the writing of two key cultural critics: F.R. Leavis and T.S. Eliot. In so doing, she demonstrates the interdependencies of some of the most cherished categories of literary study-language, nation, and artistic value-by situating the high-low debates within a transatlantic framework.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Dynamics of Economic Culture in the North Sea and Baltic Region

The Dynamics of Economic Culture in the North Sea and Baltic Region

Society, Towns and Masculinity. Aspects on Early Modern Society in the Baltic
Area (Södertörn Academic Studies 2001). 2 P. Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the
Great Powers. Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (New ...

Author: Hanno Brand

Publisher: Uitgeverij Verloren

ISBN: 9789065508829

Category: Baltic States

Page: 254

View: 190

Categories: Baltic States

Dissenting Voices in America s Rise to Power

Dissenting Voices in America s Rise to Power

322, and Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic
Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (New York: Random House,
1987), p. 369. 2 See David Mayers, Wars and Peace: The Future Americans
Envisioned, ...

Author: David Mayers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139463195

Category: History

Page:

View: 608

This book offers a major rereading of US foreign policy from Thomas Jefferson's purchase of Louisiana expanse to the Korean War. This period of one hundred and fifty years saw the expansion of the United States from fragile republic to transcontinental giant. David Mayers explores the dissenting voices which accompanied this dramatic ascent, focusing on dissenters within the political and military establishment and on the recurrent patterns of dissent that have transcended particular policies and crises. The most stubborn of these sprang from anxiety over the material and political costs of empire while other strands of dissent have been rooted in ideas of exigent justice, realpolitik, and moral duties existing beyond borders. Such dissent is evident again in the contemporary world when the US occupies the position of preeminent global power. Professor Mayers's study reminds us that America's path to power was not as straightforward as it might now seem.
Categories: History

The Tory World

The Tory World

Jones, W.d., Lord Derby and Victorian Conservatism (oxford, 1956). kennedy, P.,
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict
from 1500 to 2000 (1988). kissinger, h., Diplomacy (1995). krein d.F., The Last ...

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472414304

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 156

Political decisions are never taken in a vacuum but are shaped both by current events and historical context. In other words, long-term developments and patterns in which the accumulated memory of what came earlier, can greatly (and sometimes subconsciously) influence subsequent policy choices. Working forward from the later seventeenth century, this book explores the ‘deep history’ of the changing and competing understandings within the Tory party of the role Britain has aspired to play on a world stage. Conservatism has long been one of the major British political tendencies, committed to the defence of established institutions, with a strong sense of the ‘national interest’, and embracing both ‘liberal’ and ‘authoritarian’ views of empire. The Tory party has, moreover, at several times been deeply divided, if not convulsed, by different perspectives on Britain’s international orientation and different positions on foreign and imperial policy. Underlying Tory beliefs upon which views of Britain’s global role were built were often not stated but assumed. As a result they tend to be obscured from historical view. This book seeks to recover and reconsider those beliefs, and to understand how the Tory party has sought to navigate its way through the difficult pathways of foreign and imperial politics, and why this determination outlasted Britain’s rapid decolonisation and was apparently remarkably little affected by it. With a supporting cast from Pitt to Disraeli, Churchill to Thatcher, the book provides a fascinating insight into the influence of history over politics. Moreover it argues that there has been an inherent politicisation of the concept of national interests, such that strategic culture and foreign policy cannot be understood other than in terms of a historically distorted political debate.
Categories: History

Military Transition in Early Modern Asia 1400 1750

Military Transition in Early Modern Asia  1400 1750

Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and
Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (1988, reprint, London: Fontana, 1990).
Voertman, 'The Sailing Ship Complex and the Decline of Iberian Maritime
Enterprise: ...

Author: Kaushik Roy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780938004

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 480

A substantial amount of work has been carried out to explore the military systems of Western Europe during the early modern era, but the military trajectories of the Asian states have received relatively little attention. This study provides the first comparative study of the major Asian empires' military systems and explores the extent of the impact of West European military transition on the extra-European world. Kaushik Roy conducts a comparative analysis of the armies and navies of the large agrarian bureaucratic empires of Asia, focusing on the question of how far the Asian polities were able to integrate gunpowder weapons in their military systems. Military Transition in Early Modern Asia, 1400-1750 offers important insights into the common patterns in war making across the region, and the impact of firearms and artillery.
Categories: History

Europe United

Europe United

Power Politics and the Making of the European Community Sebastian Rosato ...
World War II, see Paul M. Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers:
Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (New York: Random
House, ...

Author: Sebastian Rosato

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801461464

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 716

The construction of the European Community (EC) has widely been understood as the product of either economic self-interest or dissatisfaction with the nation-state system. In Europe United, Sebastian Rosato challenges these conventional explanations, arguing that the Community came into being because of balance of power concerns. France and the Federal Republic of Germany—the two key protagonists in the story—established the EC at the height of the cold war as a means to balance against the Soviet Union and one another. More generally, Rosato argues that international institutions, whether military or economic, largely reflect the balance of power. In his view, states establish institutions in order to maintain or increase their share of world power, and the shape of those institutions reflects the wishes of their most powerful members. Rosato applies this balance of power theory of cooperation to several other cooperative ventures since 1789, including various alliances and trade pacts, the unifications of Italy and Germany, and the founding of the United States. Rosato concludes by arguing that the demise of the Soviet Union has deprived the EC of its fundamental purpose. As a result, further moves toward political and military integration are improbable, and the economic community is likely to unravel to the point where it becomes a shadow of its former self.
Categories: Political Science

Post War Planning on the Periphery

Post War Planning on the Periphery

79–87; Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change
and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (London: Fontana, 1988), p. 460. 2.
Stephen E. Ambrose and Douglas Brinkley, Rise to Globalism: American Foreign
 ...

Author: Thomas C Mills

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748668106

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 903

This book provides readers with an insight to a previously unexplored aspect of Anglo-American economic diplomacy during the Second World War.
Categories: Political Science

Civilization

Civilization

Economy, Elizabeth, “The Game Changer: Coping with China's Foreign Policy
Revolution', Foreign Affairs (Nov. ... Kennedy, Paul, The Rise and Fall of the
Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (New
York, ...

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101548028

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 823

From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.
Categories: History

The Routledge Companion to World History Since 1914

The Routledge Companion to World History Since 1914

The geopolitics of military power is discussed over a long period in P . Kennedy ,
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers : economic change and military conflict ,
1500 - 2000 ( 1988 ) . There are now regular updates of worldwide armed ...

Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415345847

Category: History

Page: 582

View: 187

Prev. ed. published under the title: Longman handbook of world history since 1914.
Categories: History

Principles of International Politics

Principles of International Politics

The Democratic Peace and Territorial Conflict in the Twentieth Century. New
York: ... Journal of Conflict Resolution 35:307–332. Jervis ... The Rise and Fall of
the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000.

Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452202983

Category: Political Science

Page: 566

View: 799

Renowned scholar Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, who set the standard for the scientific approach to international relations and transformed the field, has returned with a reformulated fifth edition based on extensive reviewer feedback and guided by an emphasis on questions about the causes and consequences of war, peace, and world order. More than ever before, the strategic perspective in international relations is examined with complete clarity, precision, and accessibility. What hasn't changed is Bueno de Mesquita's commitment to covering the fundamentals of IR. The foundational topics and examination are all there: the major theories of war, the domestic sources of international politics, an exploration of the democratic peace, the problems of terrorism, the role of foreign aid, democratization, international political economy, globalization, international organizations, international law, and the global environment. The first part of the book, "Foundations" offers highly accessible coverage of key concepts, introducing students to different ways to think about the national interest and showing them how to use game theory and the strategic perspective/selectorate theory to better understand what happens in all aspects of international affairs. This section uses debate over North Korea's nuclear weapons development as an ongoing example to build concepts and build confidence in the student's how of basic modeling ideas. Also covered is a basic, intuitive introduction to game theory and other evidence and logic based tools for analyzing international relations. Part II, "War," next provides a more thorough evaluation of how domestic political incentives and the domestic institutions of governance shape choices about conflict initiation, escalation, and termination. It also surveys major theories of war and conflict, working through hypotheses derived from constructivism, neo-realism, liberalism and selectorate theory and evaluating them against the evidence to see what actually works and what doesn't. Chapters in Part III, "Peace," build on the logic of collective action to help students see why it is so difficult to get national governments to do "what is right" even when they can agree on what is right, with chapters covering the effectiveness of international organizations and international law, as well as a thorough evaluation of environmental issues, human rights enforcement and the domestic and the international political economy of trade. Part IV, "World Order" emphasizes efforts to promote the spread of democracy and economic prosperity. It also addresses how to understand and deal with terrorism. Whether examining terrorism, the spread of democracy or the alleviation of poverty, chapters in this section carefully examine which strategies work, which do not, and why. The Arab Spring provides a useful ongoing example of the strengths and weaknesses of foreign aid policy and military intervention policies. No other introductory text delivers such an easily-understood contemporary explanation of international politics, while truly enabling students to learn how to mobilize the key concepts and models themselves-thus develop a new method for thinking about world affairs. More than ever before, Principles provides a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of international affairs, systematically compares the accuracy of competing approaches to international relations, and walks students through the simple, intuitive models and games that capture the essence of the strategic, selectorate viewpoint.
Categories: Political Science

At the Crossroads Between Peace and War

At the Crossroads Between Peace and War

With Hitler atitshead,only acoup or preventive warwouldhave derailed abuildup
of Germany's military power. ... Kennedy in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 (New York: Random
 ...

Author: John Maurer

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612513317

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 634

A great power arms race in naval weaponry and platforms, rising challengers seeking to overturn the existing international order in Asia, an economic slump that put immense pressure on politicians in democracies to trim defense budgets, and diplomatic efforts by statesmen to find ways to promote mutual security and avoid rivalries that could lead to war—all these features mark the current-day strategic environment. These features also marked in the era between the two world wars. To prevent the naval rivalries that augured international conflict, statesmen and naval leaders sought to negotiate arms control agreement. Their efforts to avert a great power naval arms race were crowned with achievement at the London Conference of 1930. What was accomplished at London, of course, did not prove lasting; nor did it lead to additional meaningful arms control and prevent future wars. Instead, London proved a dead end in the evolution of interwar international relations. The London Treaty marked the high point of interwar arms control. When measured against the magnitude of the international catastrophe that would unfold over the next decade, this achievement in arms control now appears practically meaningless at best and dangerous at worst. Critics of interwar arms control argue that, by weakening of American and British naval power, as well as stirring up extremist nationalism in Japanese internal politics, the London agreement represents a case study in political folly that contributed to the awful events leading to the war. The London Conference of 1930 thus represents a watershed, a turning point in the history of the interwar period. In this volume, leading naval historians tackle the question of how to assess the role played by naval arms control in the history of the interwar period. In addressing this important question, the authors uncover new evidence about the role of intelligence and behind-the-scenes political deal making that adds much to our knowledge of the international and naval history of this important era. This volume’s authors provide the first complete account of the strategic calculations and negotiations that shaped the outcome at the London Conference. No one interested in twentieth-century naval history, international relations and the rivalries of rising and declining great powers, and the origins of the Second World War can afford to miss this important new history.
Categories: History